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Rudolf & Potter (2015): study KR 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Rudolf, R.; Potter, C.
Title:
Housing and Happiness. Subjective Well-Being and Residential Environment in Korea
Source:
Journal of Korea Planning Association, 2015, Vol.50, 55-73

Investigation

Public
+15 aged, urban households,South Korea, followed 12 years 2000-2012
Survey name
KR-KLIPS combined waves
Sample
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents
N = 20400
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
60
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.65%,   2: 8.27%,   3: 55.86%,   4: 34.68%,   5: 0.54%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.26 6.04
SD:
0.64 1.92

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Type of residence Type of current dwelling
Change in type of dwelling
House size Surface of house
Change in size of dwelling
Ownership/tenancy House owned or rented
Change from rent to owner
Household net asset position Change in possessions
Total wealth
Household income per capita Household income Individual labour earnings Personal labor income Household size Number of persons in household Number of children Number of children in the household